Trademarks expire. But Toyota is not letting go of the "Supra" moniker. Last week they just filed to protect it again with the US Patent and Trademark Office.

What does this mean? A "Supra" in the works? Or just because? Or just in case?

Whether Toyota has solid plans for a successor to the rear-wheel drive sports coupe, and if it aims to use the Supra name, or as it hinted with the FT-1 Concept in Detroit this year, employ a different nomenclature similar to the GT 86, is an entirely different story.